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Rappler argues that BIR's own witnesses admit this is the first time that a holding company that issued PDRs is being categorized as a 'securities dealer'
The justice department insists it has probable cause to charge the company and Ressa
Ano ang ibig sabihin ng 'dealer in securities' at bakit hindi kabilang dito ang Rappler?
The Department of Justice complaint is based on mere conclusions without evidence, according to a motion filed by Rappler Holdings Corporation and Maria Ressa before the Court of Tax Appeals
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the case against Rappler 'has absolutely nothing to do with the freedom of expression'
David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, calls the charges 'a serious threat against independent and investigative journalism in the Philippines, and will have implications beyond its borders'
Maria Ressa is scheduled to be arraigned before the Pasig Regional Trial Court on Friday, December 7
Rappler CEO posts bail on Monday in one of the 5 cases filed by the government, which insists investments received by Rappler are income that should be taxed
(3rd UPDATE) The case at the Pasig court is just one of the 5 tax cases the Department of Justice has filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and its president Maria Ressa
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says 'arresting Maria will send a clear signal that the country’s democracy is fast receding under a feckless administration that cannot abide criticism and free expression'
(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists
Aside from a case before the Court of Tax Appeals, the justice department files another tax charge at the Pasig Regional Trial Court
Rappler lawyers question the hasty filing of the charges in court, noting that the justice department has not acted on their motion for reconsideration
'Democracy cannot live without the freedom of the press. The brave work of independent media is necessary to protect the truth and defend democratic discourse,' says National Democratic Institute Chairman Madeleine Albright
'The resolution will have a chilling effect on those who have raised and will raise capital through the issuance of PDRs and is a blow to the development of our already laggard capital markets,' says Rappler legal counsel Francis Lim
(4th UPDATE) The tax evasion case stems from an earlier finding that Rappler's Philippine Depositary Receipts amounted to foreign ownership, a supposed defect which the Court of Appeals said was already cured
(UPDATED) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the Bureau of Internal Revenue's tax evasion complaint against Rappler
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Ayon sa securities law expert at abogado ng Rappler na si Francis Lim, hindi kumita ang Rappler nang nag-issue ito ng PDRs dahil hindi naman income ang PDRs kung kaya't di taxable
Four new members led by economist Winnie Monsod and veteran lawyer Jun Factoran join the Rappler Board
Rappler's lawyer, Francis Lim, a securities law expert, says the company is not a dealer in securities and argues that capital raised from issued Philippine Depositary Receipts are not yet booked as income
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(UPDATED) The complaint comes only 3 days after Bureau of Internal Revenue agents went to the Rappler office to serve a letter that was scant with details
'We cited in our petition the serious substantive irregularities in the SEC decision as well as the steps that the Commission skipped when it handled our case with undue haste. We cannot but conclude that the order's real purpose is to silence us and muzzle free expression.'
[UPDATED] Rappler's response to frequently asked questions about the SEC's decision revoking its registration